Abdul Latiff: Govt preparing recommendations on cybersecurity laws

Abdul Latiff: Govt preparing recommendations on cybersecurity laws
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PUTRAJAYA (Oct 12): The government is in the process of preparing recommendations related to cybersecurity laws, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Special Functions) Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad.

Speaking at a media conference after holding a Meet The Customer Day (HBP) session at Menara Usahawan here on Tuesday, Abdul Latiff said that the recommendations will be tabled at the Cabinet meeting soon.

Abdul Latiff, at the winding up of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) debate in Dewan Rakyat on Oct 7, was reported to have said that the government planned to create a specific law to tighten cybersecurity in the country.

According to him, although the country already had laws related to cybersecurity such as the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 and the Malaysian Communications And Multimedia Commission Act 1998, the government was of the opinion that there was a need for a specific law for it.

On HBP, Abdul Latiff said it is to enable him to be a "postman" of the people by meeting face-to-face with the public to help solve problems they are facing.

HBP, which started on Tuesday, will be held on a weekly basis on every Tuesday at the Menara Usahawan lobby from 3pm to 6pm.

Only 10 early registrations via telephone appointments will be picked to attend a meeting with the minister with the discussion period set for about 10 to 15 minutes. All those attending must undergo a Covid-19 screening.

Those who want to meet with Abdul Latiff can register via https://forms.gle/fKQxhPzqDF5oPaw57 by detailing the problems one is facing.